It’s a landmark moment for Opel’s assembly plant in Gliwice, Poland, as the factory has just put the finishing touches on its two-millionth vehicle, a blue Holden Cascada convertible bound for Australia.
The four-seat convertible isn’t just a landmark for the plants’ production volume though, it also indicative of GM’s future plans for the factory.
“The two millionth car produced by Opel in Gliwice is the symbolic opening of the next phase of development of our plant…We are a very well integrated and experienced team, and that helps us achieve our goal of producing world-class vehicles,” said Andrzej Korpak, GM Manufacturing Poland managing director
Those plans include producing the next-generation Opel Astra as well as the Buick Cascada bound for North America later in the year.
One of the largest employers in the region, the plant currently produces five models on one assembly line: Four versions of the Astra as well as the aforementioned drop-top.
Incidentally, the Astra Classic was also the very first vehicle to be produced in Gliwice, first rolling off the assembly line on August 31, 1998.
Congratulations to the whole team at Gliwice.